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01/27/2021 ~ 02/01/2021

Small Boat Tour of Honey Island Swamp

 New Orleans, LA
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Venture along the Pearl River and deep into the Honey Island Swamp to explore some of the most secluded swamplands in all of Southern Louisiana. An undisturbed ecosystem where gators are not normally fed by tour companies, this 2-hour ecotour is one that guests will not soon forget. Glide around wide river bends, scope gators and cranes, and admire scenic passages lined with cypress trees and Spanish moss. An entertaining guide will feed guests' thirst for knowledge with fun facts about wildlife, pirates that smuggled treasure through the swamp, as well as notes about the life on the bayou.

Activity Highlights
  • 2-hour ecotour of the Pearl River and Honey Island Swamp
  • Observe gators, wild boar, great blue herons, owls, snakes, turtles and more
  • Visit an undisturbed wildlife management area and see raptors and other birds of prey
  • Small flatboat gets guests deep into areas not seen on typical tours

Duration: 2 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Life jackets
  • Bottled water
What to bring
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses
  • A camera and sneakers or comfortable sandals
  • Bring water or the drinks of guest's selection
  • Bug Spray (usually not necessary, but good to have just in case)
  • Light raincoat (if necessary)
Restrictions
  • Personal pickups for private bookings within New Orleans only.
  • All others customers with the transportation option will have a choice of pick-up locations: Buffa's at 1001 Esplanade Avenue, or Pythian Market at 234 Loyola Avenue.
Additional information
  • Free parking on-site.
  • Any guests under 16 are legally required to wear a life jacket.
  • Comfortable seating for a maximum of 6.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • It takes 45 mins to get to the tour from downtown New Orleans. The tour itself lasts 2 hours.
  • Birdwatchers will love this tour, there are tons of woodpeckers, raptors and migratory songbirds.
  • No restrooms on the boat.
  • Personal pickups for private bookings within New Orleans only.
  • All others customers with the transportation option will have a choice of pick-up locations: Buffa's at 1001 Esplanade Avenue, or Pythian Market at 234 Loyola Avenue.
Location

13071 Petite Dr, Maurepas, LA 70449, USA

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Small Boat Tour of Honey Island Swamp

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Even more than we'd hoped for!

about 2 years ago
We couldn't wait to go with a naturalist in a small group swamp tour, and the trip was even better than we'd hoped for. Our captain and naturalist were really nice and knew so much about the swamp, its vegetation and living creatures. Because they're on the water every day, they're attuned to small things that we would never have picked out on our own--the growth of the baby bald eagle! the posture of the alligators ["don't mess with us"]! and the incredible cypress trees and how they develop the soil. Fabulous trip!
Jerilynn Radcliffe